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The Mini Water Garden Kit: (Mega Mini Kits Series)
Peir Prown
0762412860
December 1901
Other Format
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The Ultimate Pool Maintenance Manual
Terry Tamminen
0071362398
Sept 2000
Paperback
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Service Industry News, November 30, 2000
An expanded and revised edition of the original...including cutting-edge technologies...detailed information and repair tips...and helpful resources.

Review
San Jose Mercury News : You need a copy of "The Ultimate Guide to Above-Ground Pools," by Terry Tamminen. Regardless if you just acquired an above-ground or on-ground pool or have had one for years, you'll find far more value from the book than its price.

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The Swimming Pool
Martha Baker
0609610767
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
An enlightened approach to pool design, The Swimming Pool matches superb aesthetics with the best of today’s most innovative building materials for the ultimate guide to building your backyard retreat. Renowned landscape designer Martha Baker explores four popular styles—Romantic, Modern, Classic, and Rustic—and details the key elements that help to create a complete look. She provides ideas for personalizing elements to match your individual taste and accommodating practical needs. Leading you on a guided tour of exclusive international locales featuring pools with many different looks and styles, she offers a wealth of advice on:

•Identifying the right design style to complement your property

•Siting your pool and selecting the best pool shape

•Creating...


The Pond Specialist: The Essential Guide to Designing, Building, Improving and Maintaining Ponds and Water Features
Alan Bridgewater
184330676X
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Imagine building a waterfall, romantic fountain, or beautiful pond in your own backyard. All you’ll need is a vision, and this wonderfully simple, detailed do-it-yourself reference. From design and planning through to construction and maintenance, here are complete instructions for turning your ideas to reality. Establish an environment for fish or plants; add bog gardens; and more.


All About Building Waterfalls, Ponds, and Streams (Ortho's All About Series)
Charles M. Thomas
0897214730
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A practical, easy-to-understand guide to adding both still (ponds) and moving (waterfalls and streams) water features to any garden.

Includes complete, easy-to-follow instructions on designing, establishing, and caring for a variety of eye-pleasing water projects.

More than 220 vivid photographs and illustrations, plus detailed instructions, make this guide a must-have for garden enthusiasts looking to plan and build a water feature.

Expert advice on selecting the right fish and plants for embellishing any backyard aquatic paradise.

Solution-based format inspires homeowners to confidently create water havens in their own yards.

With an additional 32 pages of information, this second edition provides the very best instructions for building ponds, waterfalls, and streams.

Inside...



What Color Is Your Swimming Pool : A Homeowner's Guide to Trouble-Free Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Maintenance
Alan E. Sanderfoot
1580173098
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Clean, healthful, sparkling water - that's what a backyard swimming pool is all about. Professional pool maintenance crews can keep a swimming pool clean and its water crystal clear, but they cost a small fortune. Yet many pool owners who try the do-it-yourself approach find themselves plagued by a host of troubles. Cloudy water. Algae sprouting on the pool's walls and bottom. Pumps, pipes, and other equipment that corrode and deteriorate at an alarming rate. Funky odors.

That's where WHAT COLOR IS YOUR SWIMMING POOL? steps in. This classic time-tested resource for pool owners is back in a completely rewritten edition and with a new author. Alan E. Sanderfoot has updated the text to spotlight the latest swimming pool technology and has greatly expanded the range of information about hot tubs and spas.

This...



Pool Idea Book
Lee Anne White
156158665X
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Swimming pools aren't what they used to be. No longer just rectangular blue holes surrounded by concrete aprons, today's pools come in myriad shapes and sizes - from square wading pools, long lap pools, round spas, and teardrop-shaped jet pools to elaborate naturalistic pools complete with boulders, vanishing edges, waterfalls and lush landscaping. Pool houses, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and patios for entertaining may accompany them. The Pool Idea Book showcases the latest innovations in pool and spa design; offers creative design ideas for decks, outbuildings, and landscaping; and addresses practical issues such as screening, security, and storage. It includes chapters on pool design, pool surrounds, landscaping, outdoor rooms and structures, and enclosures. This visual handbook features many color photographs...


The Complete Pond Builder: Creating A Beautiful Water Garden
Helen Nash
0806938676
June 1997
Paperback
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From Booklist
The author of The Pond Doctor begins with a chapter on pond construction basics and continues with chapters on preformed (usually made of strong plastics), lined, concrete, raised and semiraised, and earth ponds; waterfall and stream construction; pond edgings; pumps and filtration; and such other water features as fountains, stepping-stones, bridges, and islands. There are color photographs and drawings throughout, and also a list of water garden plants. Nash aims the book at amateur builders, but beware; many of these projects, especially the larger ponds, will not be easy. George Cohen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
“Begins with...pond construction basics and continues with preformed...lined,...


Hot Tubs, Saunas & Steam Baths
Alan Sanderfoot
158017549X
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
With record numbers of people flocking to health spas to be massaged, wrapped, and steamed, it’s no surprise that more homeowners are seeking to bring the spa experience home by installing their own hot tubs, saunas, and steam baths. The options in prefab and easy-installation home units that are now available can be overwhelming. Hot Tubs, Saunas, and Steam Baths is the one guidebook homeowners will need for selecting, installing, and enjoying these home spa components.

Full-color photographs complement the text and show the reader the range of designs available for both indoor and outdoor settings. In addition to demystifying the variety of units to choose from, author Alan E. Sanderfoot explains the installation and environmental requirements, addressing such issues as water, drainage, floor and...


How to Build Ponds and Waterfalls and Much More...: The Complete Guide
Jeffrey Reid
1564651959
January 1998
Paperback
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The Introduction; Jeffrey Reid
"Adding a pond or waterfall to your landscape will be one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do. I fell in love with their significant beauty about twelve years ago and I've never looked back. Water features, many of which are in this book, have brought me so much personal joy and pleasure. Knowing the correct steps and using the right product for the job practically guarantees success. This book will show and tell you everything that you need. The methods shown in these chapters are proven and have been taught to thousands of do-it-yourselfers."

Allan Sperling, Director, National Pond Society & Owner, Pondscapes magazine
"How to Build Ponds and Waterfalls is a great book for those about to build their first water garden. The chapter on waterfall building...


Ponds & Fountains
Creative Homeowner
1580111068
Dec 2002
Paperback
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Review
"The Smart Guide series of books by Creative Homeowner are step-by-step projects that are easy to understand, completely illustrated, and provide handy guides to the tools you'll need and HOW to use them, if you've never tried before."
-Bill Ervolino, Sunday Record
Hackensack, NJ
December 15, 2002


Earth Ponds Sourcebook: The Pond Owner's Manual and Resource Guide
Tim Matson
0881506125
May 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Matson designed this book to serve as a companion to his Earth Ponds: The Country Pond Maker's Guide to Building, Maintenance and Restoration (Countryman, 1991) by exploring new topics in depth and providing additional bibliographies and lists of suppliers. Topics include pond building and maintenance, activities and uses (including ice skating, fishing, beach building, hydro power, and pond-side structures), ways to attract wildlife and control pests, and small water-lily or goldfish ponds. Resource lists provide addresses and phone numbers, with occasional annotations. Matson balances his enthusiasm for ponds with frequent warnings about legal, structural, and ecological pitfalls?information that may well save readers from costly mistakes. Living in Vermont, Matson focuses to some extent on conditions in the...


Orth All about Building Waterfalls, Ponds, and Streams
Ortho Books
0897215141
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
A practical, easy-to-understand guide to adding both still (ponds) and moving (waterfalls and streams) water features to any garden.

Includes complete, easy-to-follow instructions on designing, establishing, and caring for a variety of eye-pleasing water projects.

More than 220 vivid photographs and illustrations, plus detailed instructions, make this guide a must-have for garden enthusiasts looking to plan and build a water feature.

Expert advice on selecting the right fish and plants for embellishing any backyard aquatic paradise.

Solution-based format inspires homeowners to confidently create water havens in their own yards.

This all-new second edition provides the very best instructions for building ponds, waterfalls, and streams.



Water in the Garden
James Allison
1552855708
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Texas
Roger Holmes
1580111440
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Chris S. Corby, Editor/Publisher, Texas Gardener
Finally, a landscape guide co-authored by Texas' own Greg Grant... A must have for any serious or beginning gardener.

Review
"Home Landscaping: Texas makes it too easy. Great texas designers using proven Texas plants are just what the doctor ordered. If you can't make these plants work at your home, we can't help you!" -Jerry M. Parsons, Ph.D., Professir and Extension Horticulturist for the Texas Cooperative Extension-Texas A&M University.

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